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Tuesday, 5 April 2005, 11:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Grand Tour of Europe

Professor Kathleen Burk

The British relationship with Europe was not solely about war: it was also about culture, and social polish. In the period before the invention of the railways, travel for pleasure was largely the province of the wealthy. Most people travelled to Italy to see the ruins and to France for the social delights; others included Germany, whilst more intrepid souls also visited Greece. The eighteenth century was its heyday.

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Kathleen Burk is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London, columnist and radio panellist. She is the author of several distinguished scholarly books on the US and its interventions in the rest of the world, and a definitive biography of A J P Taylor. Kathleen’s most recent book, a history of England and America from 1600 to the present, which covers political, social, and economic history, Old World, New World was published by Little Brown. Professor Burk's main interests lie in Anglo-American relations, something she focussed on during her time as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric.

All of Professor Burk's past lectures can be accessed here.

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5 April 2005

The Grand Tour of Europe
Professor Kathleen Burk

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